Discharge Practices for COVID-19 Patients: Rapid Review of Published Guidance and Synthesis of Documents and Practices at 22 US Academic Medical Centers.

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There are currently no evidence-based guidelines that provide standardized criteria for the discharge of COVID-19 patients from the hospital.To address this gap in practice guidance, we reviewed published guidance and […]

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Physician Practice Leaders’ Perceptions of Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a major value-based purchasing program. Little is known about how physician practice leaders view the program and its benefits and challenges.To understand practice […]

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Did the 2015 USPSTF Abnormal Blood Glucose Recommendations Change Clinician Attitudes or Behaviors? A Mixed-Method Assessment.

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In 2015, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised clinical recommendations to more broadly recommend abnormal blood glucose screening and more clearly recommend referral to behavioral interventions for adults […]

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Disparities in H1N1 Vaccination Rates: a Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis to Inform COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts.

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Data suggest that there were disparities in H1N1 vaccine uptake, and these may inform COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate disparities in H1N1 vaccine uptake, factors […]

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Resource Use Among Diabetes Patients Who Mainly Visit Primary Care Physicians Versus Medical Specialists: a Retrospective Cohort Study.

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It is not uncommon for medical specialists to predominantly care for patients with certain chronic conditions rather than primary care physicians (PCPs), yet the resource implications from such patterns of […]

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Among COVID-19 Survivors at 3-Month Follow-up After Hospital Discharge.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe but treatable mental disorder that develops after a life-threatening traumatic event. Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) hospitalisation is a potentially traumatic experience, especially in […]

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Predicting Coronary Artery Disease in Primary Care: Development and Validation of a Diagnostic Risk Score for Major Ethnic Groups in Southeast Asia.

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) risk prediction tools are useful decision supports. Their clinical impact has not been evaluated amongst Asians in primary care.We aimed to develop and validate a diagnostic […]

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Patients’ Perceived Continuity of Care and Adherence to Oral Anticancer Therapy: a Prospective Cohort Mediation Study.

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Oral anticancer therapy (OACT) poses adherence-related challenges to patients while generating a setting in which both primary care physicians (PCPs) and oncologists are involved in the active treatment of cancer. […]

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No Populations Left Behind: Vaccine Hesitancy and Equitable Diffusion of Effective COVID-19 Vaccines.

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Racial/ethnic minority communities are experiencing an undue burden from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the availability of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized vaccines is critical for improving population health. […]

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A Cohort Study of Anticholinergic Medication Burden and Incident Dementia and Stroke in Older Adults.

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Anticholinergic medications may increase risk of dementia and stroke, but prospective studies in healthy older people are lacking.Compare risk of incident dementia and stroke by anticholinergic burden among initially healthy […]

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Comparative Effectiveness of a Complex Care Program for High-Cost/High-Need Patients: a Retrospective Cohort Study.

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High-cost/high-need (HCHN) adults and the healthcare systems that provide their care may benefit from a new patient-centered model of care involving a dedicated physician and nurse team who coordinate both […]

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Comparison between Patients Hospitalized with Influenza and COVID-19 at a Tertiary Care Center.

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Widespread reports suggest the characteristics and disease course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and influenza differ, yet detailed comparisons of their clinical manifestations are lacking.Comparison of the epidemiology and clinical […]

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Impact of the Early Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic on US Healthcare Workers: Results from the HERO Registry.

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The HERO registry was established to support research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on US healthcare workers.Describe the COVID-19 pandemic experiences of and effects on individuals participating in the […]

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Predictive Model-Driven Hotspotting to Decrease Emergency Department Visits: a Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Emergency department (ED) visits contribute substantially to health care expenditures. Case management has been proposed as a strategy to address the medical and social needs of complex patients. However, strong […]

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Community Health Workers as Healthcare Navigators in Primary Care Chronic Disease Management: a Systematic Review.

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This review was carried out to synthesize the evidence of the effectiveness of community health worker (CHW) navigation in primary care chronic disease management.We searched the English language literature between […]

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Regularity and Continuity of GP Contacts and Use of Statins Amongst People at Risk of Cardiovascular Events.

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Regularity and continuity of general practitioner (GP) contacts are associated with reduced hospitalisation. Opportunities for improved medication management are cited as a potential cause.Determine associations between continuity and regularity of […]

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Clinical Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Boston.

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Outcomes of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 have been described in health systems overwhelmed with a surge of cases. However, studies examining outcomes of patients admitted to hospitals not in crisis […]

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Media Influence on Anxiety, Health Utility, and Health Beliefs Early in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic-a Survey Study.

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The psychological effects from the COVID-19 pandemic and response are poorly understood.To understand the effects of the pandemic and response on anxiety and health utility in a nationally representative sample […]

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Individual and Community Factors Associated with Naloxone Co-prescribing Among Long-term Opioid Patients: a Retrospective Analysis.

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Naloxone co-prescribing to individuals at increased opioid overdose risk is a key component of opioid overdose prevention efforts.Examine naloxone co-prescribing in the general population and assess how co-prescribing varies by […]

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Severity Scores in COVID-19 Pneumonia: a Multicenter, Retrospective, Cohort Study.

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Identification of patients on admission to hospital with coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia who can develop poor outcomes has not yet been comprehensively assessed.To compare severity scores used for […]

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Where Do International Medical Graduates Matriculate for Internal Medicine Training? A National Longitudinal Study.

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In 2020, roughly 25% of applicants who matched into internal medicine (IM) residencies were international medical graduates (IMGs). We examine 12-year trends in distribution of IMGs among IM training programs […]

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Discovering Common Elements of Empirically Supported Self-Help Interventions for Depression in Primary Care: a Systematic Review.

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Although the efficacy of self-help cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression has been well established, its feasibility in primary care settings is limited because of time and resource constraints. The goal […]

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Effects of Including Epidemiologic Data in Lumbar Spine Imaging Reports on Prescribing Non-Opioid Medications for Pain.

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Information on the prevalence of common imaging findings among patients without back pain in spine imaging reports might affect pain medication prescribing for patients with back pain. Prior research on […]

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